Dr. Fredrik C. Bruhn has served in a variety of leadership, entrepreneurial, and research roles during the past two decades. He is currently director and CEO of Unibap AB (Nasdaq First North: UNIBAP), a Swedish start-up brining innovative automation solutions using machine learning to smart plants/factories of tomorrow in partnership with global partners such as GE Digital, Intel Corporation, ABB and AMD.
He has previously co-founded the satellite company AAC Microtec – Clyde Space (Nasdaq First North: AAC) and the mobile surveillance robot company Rotundus AB. Fredrik serves as an adjunct professor in robotics & avionics at Mälardalen University since 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders around the U.S. on “AI, robotics and automation in 2047” in 2017. Fredrik’s passions includes commercializing academic research, Future of Work and societal transformations.
Fredrik enjoys creative problem solving and have received Uppsala University’s distinguished innovation award “Brain apple” and been awarded regional entrepreneur of the year by EY. He did his Ph.D. thesis in MEMS for space applications at Uppsala University in partnership with Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He also did his M.Sc. thesis at Uppsala University in atomic & molecular physics under Prof. em. Kai Siegbahn (Nobel laureate in Physics 1981). He is a graduate of the International Space University (ISU) and Stockholm School of Economics Executive Management Program.
Fredrik has contributed on the AIAA Space Plug-and-Play Avionics standardization and have been leading Swedish systems engineer on bilateral space systems development programs between the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicle Directorate and the Swedish material command as well as joint development between NASA Ames Research Center and the Swedish National Space Agency. He was awarded with a commanders coin by the Phillips Research Site/Kirtland AFB Commander for Outstanding performance.